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by squeaker
12 Jun 2019, 2:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: E-scooters
Replies: 32
Views: 1078

Re: E-scooters

kwackers wrote:Final thought, if we get more folk in cities using them it would make it easier to close more city centre roads to motor traffic...
Errm, aren't e-scooters motor traffic :roll:
by squeaker
12 Jun 2019, 2:31pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?
Replies: 108
Views: 5934

Re: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?

661-Pete wrote:I'll bet you're being kept busy too...

Oh Yes :lol: But pleased to be part of a Green fringe - now to get the majority to realise what's happening around us and to play their part in minimising the damage, as well a seizing the opportunities for green businesses.
by squeaker
11 Jun 2019, 9:56am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?
Replies: 108
Views: 5934

Re: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?

Should have posted this on 3 May - got elected to district council :shock: that's the next 4 years sorted... :roll:
by squeaker
27 May 2019, 10:39am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I drove a normal car yesterday
Replies: 171
Views: 3220

Re: I drove a normal car yesterday

Mick F wrote:Valves are electrically driven too, so no cam belt or chain.
Really? :shock: My, things have moved on. I knew valve timing was electrically controlled, but thought the heavy mechanical work was still done by the camshaft... :wink:
by squeaker
16 May 2019, 10:00am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Where to window shop for all things recumbent
Replies: 10
Views: 477

Re: Where to window shop for all things recumbent

If you know what you want and Performer make / use it, then usually they can supply at sensible prices. (Last purchase was a minibar handlebar.) Otherwise TerraCycle for a more expensive option (usually via Icletta).
by squeaker
16 May 2019, 9:32am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling on a fast dual carriageway.
Replies: 32
Views: 1414

Re: Cycling on a fast dual carriageway.

A few years ago I found myself on a grey, damp evening on the A24 (West Sussex pseudo motorway) looking for a parish hall with the wrong postcode :roll: Recumbent with 2 rear lights (one flashing): stayed in secondary position IIRC and no real issues but it was after the evening rush, and I would wo...
by squeaker
9 May 2019, 4:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Interlaced spokes, or not?
Replies: 7
Views: 340

Re: Interlaced spokes, or not?

That's an FX, I think, which seems to have the seat a bit further forward than my older model (with it's non interlaced wheels front and rear). But I agree that there is some forward bias. (I might have been getting confused with a Mistral I had, which had the most interesting heel strike from time ...
by squeaker
9 May 2019, 2:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Interlaced spokes, or not?
Replies: 7
Views: 340

Re: Interlaced spokes, or not?

Thanks, Brucey. IIRC I did stress relieve using the 'squeezing spokes together' method, but this was the first wheel I built ;) Static weight distribution with me on it is about 50:50 F:R, though of course under heavy braking this gets close to 100:0 :lol:
by squeaker
9 May 2019, 11:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Interlaced spokes, or not?
Replies: 7
Views: 340

Interlaced spokes, or not?

Just lost a front spoke on a 2-cross 406 rimmed (32h DA16) wheel with SP dynohub. Built myself about 7 years ago (basically copied a disc braked wheel I'd had built professionally): failure at the point where the interlaced plain 14g spokes cross - suspect fretting + crevice corrosion, so probably s...
by squeaker
6 May 2019, 11:34am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A day of low pollution.
Replies: 36
Views: 761

Re: A day of low pollution.

It's not easy to find and buy such a place but .... why are all new builds not made like this or otherwise subject to harsh government penalties? IIRC, the 'Greenest Government Ever' (or one of their descendents) were heavily lobbied by the big housebuilding companies who said it was too difficult ...
by squeaker
4 May 2019, 2:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hi-tech voting?
Replies: 37
Views: 737

Re: Out for the count...

Just taken a break from the count: they're running hours late and haven't declared our District yet - and then they have to start on the Town (where Mrs P is standing....) I don't know whether the pencil/pen debate means anything, but I can testify (this is my first time at a count) that the proces...
by squeaker
4 May 2019, 1:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel size
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: Wheel size

densmall wrote:What is the difference between a 650B wheel and a 27.5 inch wheel.
Both use confusing descriptions? :roll: Some useful info here.
HTH
by squeaker
30 Apr 2019, 1:44pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: B&M Ixon IQ Premium 80lux
Replies: 21
Views: 912

Re: B&M Ixon IQ Premium 80lux

edit - which is the Lidl light you refer to - do you use it on unlit country lane nightrides? the 'usb chuckaway' with the auto light level. (I do have the earlier 40Lux model too.) Yes, I use it on unlit roads, although having lived here for 40 years I tend to know most of the cycle friendly ones,...
by squeaker
30 Apr 2019, 10:21am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: B&M Ixon IQ Premium 80lux
Replies: 21
Views: 912

Re: B&M Ixon IQ Premium 80lux

Any views on whether the battery cover opening system is prone to damage? FWIW the catch failed on my original IQ after a few years use so I fitted some Eneloops and glued the thing shut. Now charging via the port provided (an old Trelock charger does the business). Has worked for a few years but n...